I’ve been working with quite a few women lately that are digging themselves out of adrenal fatigue. This is a common issue among women because they try and play every role that exists in life: wife, daughter, mother, sister, employee….taxi driver, chef, maid, Laundromat, athlete, “fixer of all problems.” Let me tell you, this is impossible. Most of them burn themselves out trying to “do it all!” With this much on their plate, they forget to breathe! When the adrenal glands are in trouble, it’s imperative to avoid sources of caffeine because caffeine is an added stressor to the adrenals. What does that mean? You guessed it! No more coffee! Oh man. This is a serious deal for those that love coffee as much I do, but it’s a necessary sacrifice to heal years of running your adrenals ragged. The best substitute I have found for coffee is Dandy Blend.
I used Dandy Blend to create this caffeine free, “coffee” ice cream for my ladies. Just lookin’ out. Right along adrenal burn out will be hormone imbalance, so dairy is not ideal either. This doesn’t mean you don’t get ice cream though! Coconut milk will work just as amazingly!
*I should say this could have trace amounts of caffeine due to cocoa powder.
Dandy Blend Ice Cream
- 2 cans of coconut milk
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- Pinch of salt
- 2 egg yolks
- 5 Tbsp Dandy Blend
- 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
Blend all the ingredients together and run through your ice cream maker or put in containers and place in the freezer. Once frozen, enjoy with a nut topping, a sprinkle of dandy blend or cinnamon, or non-adrenal patients could use dark chocolate chips!